About the Project
About the Project
About the Project

Leeds City Council is leading the development of ELOR. We are working closely with partners West Yorkshire Combined Authority (WYCA), the Highways Agency and others to deliver this project.

Leeds City Council have worked with WYCA to put in place the East Leeds Orbital Route. It is being financed through the WYCA’s ‘West Yorkshire-plus Transport Fund’. The Fund is part of the Leeds City Region Growth Deal, a £1 billion package of government investment through WYCA and Leeds City Region Enterprise Partnership (LEP) to accelerate growth and create jobs across the Leeds City Region.

Project Timeline

Project starts

Improvements are planned for the A6120/Roundhay Park Lane and A6120/A61 Harrogate Road junctions. Works commenced in Summer, 2018.

Phase 1a

A6120/Roundhay Park Lane onsite complete by Nov 2019.

Phase 1b

A6120/A61 Harrogate Road/Scott Hall Road onsite complete by Nov 2019.

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Phase 1c

A6120/King Lane/Stonegate Road start Sept 19 (provisional) and complete by Dec 2020 (provisional).

Phase 2

The design of the main ELOR.
To be completed by Nov 2019.

Phase 3a

Construction of main ELOR to start Sept 2019 and completed by Dec 2021.

Phase 3b

Construction of A6120 (B6902). Enhancements start Jan 2022.

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Phase 1

The A6120 Outer Ring Road is a main strategic route for Leeds. Improvements are planned for the A6120/Roundhay Park Lane and A6120/A61 Harrogate Road junctions. The A6120/King Lane and King Lane/Stonegate Road junctions will be developed in the near future. The new signalling will enhance access and safety for cycling and pedestrians. There will also be better regulated traffic movement and increased junction capacity.

Phase 2

Detailed design of the main ELOR and enhancements to the Outer Ring Road (A6120) – Working with architects, designers and other specialists to finalise the design of the new route. In early 2019, to engage and consult with the local community over these designs.

Phase 3

Main ELOR construction – Building the new 7km route linking the existing Orbital Ring Road at Red Hall to Thorpe Park Junction 46 of the M1. It includes a new 50mph carriageway with pedestrian, equestrian and cycling infrastructure. The development supports the East Leeds Extension which includes new housing and employment land.

East Leeds Orbital Route flythrough

Watch a fly through of the East Leeds Orbital Route from Manston to Redhall

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The East Leeds Orbital Route is an excellent example of the significant support the Combined Authority is providing to key City Region infrastructure projects through our West Yorkshire-plus Transport Fund.

Councillor Kim Groves, Chair of West Yorkshire Combined Authority’s transport committee


Who is running the project?

Leeds City Council are leading the project, and working closely with West Yorkshire Combined Authority. Balfour Beatty were appointed to deliver phases one and two of the work.

What is the cost?

Works on the A6120 Outer Ring Road at key junctions through Moortown and Roundhay preparing for the ELOR scheme, followed by improvements for pedestrians and cyclists on the ring road through Seacroft and Crossgates, are estimated to cost in total over £126m.

How long will it take?

The plan is for all phases to be completed by the end of 2022.

Who do I contact if I want to know more?

You can contact our team based at the former Red Hall nursery site here. The team hold consultation and engagement events and you can sign up to receive updates by signing up to our newsletter.

Where can I see the plans?

As well as this website, you can look at Leeds Governments website.

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